Generally listed as 1st ed., but some copies are found with the date 1582 on t.-p.; see Fowler
T.-p. engraved by Cherubino Alberti, incorporating bust of the author set in a colonnade rendered in perspective, and the coat of arms of Giacomo Buoncompagni to whom the work is dedicated. Engraved and woodcut ill., including 8 full-page engravings and 1 woodcut. The engravings are by Vignola, the woodcuts by Danti; see Mortimer. Zanetti's device at colophon (3 darts). Historiated and decorated initials, head and tail pieces
Index, errata, register at end
Signatures: † A-T (last leaf blank)
Mortimer, R. Italian 16th-cent.
Binding: old limp vellum. Remains of 2 pairs of ties at foredge. Author and title written on spine
Centered on front pastedown is the 18th-century armorial bookplate (Pisani of Venice); see Bragaglia, 403. Below it is Giovanni Muzio's bookplate, etched by Giacomo Manzù. On front free endpaper verso is ownership inscription of Hortensio da Molin; above it is his monogram, dated 1608, and after it is the pencilled annotation: veneziano?
6 preliminary leaves, 145,  pages 35 cm
This is generally listed as the first edition, but some copies are found with the date 1582 on the title page
The illustration on p.  is dated 1562 and the one on p. 55 is printed upside-down
The title-page was engraved by Cherubino Alberti
Woodcut printer's device on verso of last leaf
Signatures: [dagger]⁶ A-T⁴ (last leaf blank)
No table of contents. Foxing. Narrow margins. Gutter included to avoid cropping text. Some information is impossible to capture.